April 21, 2024

Dispelling Senior Living Myths

Category: Senior Living

Author: John Taylor, Executive Director

Arrow Senior Living is known for doing things a little differently and challenging the status quo within the industry. It’s just who we are! Even with all the technological conveniences of today such as social media and websites, it is still common to meet individuals with a skewed perception of what senior living looks like. In this blog, I want to share my senior living journey, why I remain committed to the industry, the biggest myth I believe exists, and how to help others overcome the myths surrounding our beautiful Fremont Senior Living community and services.

I started my career in senior living as the Sales Director at The Fremont ten years ago. Over the years, I grew with Arrow and relocated several times, eventually reaching the home office. A couple of years ago, I needed to leave for personal reasons. Fortunately, as I was relocating to Springfield, the position of Executive Director at The Fremont became available.

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Executive Directors have the power to truly impact the quality of residents’ lives. Knowing that I can make a positive difference motivates me to keep pushing forward. While I’m just beginning my journey as an Executive Director, I may not have the best personal examples yet, but I’ve witnessed the impact firsthand.

An elderly resident and a staff member showing affection through a hug

The biggest misconception about senior living is that it’s synonymous with a nursing home. Many people hold onto that image from past experiences, often negative ones. The best approach to addressing prospective residents’ concerns is helping them overcome their fears about senior living. It’s common for residents to resist even simple matters, such as meal schedules.

I hope you found this helpful, and I encourage you to share it with others because here at Arrow, we are committed to reshaping the perception of senior living! Search #whatseniorlivinglookslike, and you will find so many great things that happen in our community every single day.

The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bill and Stewart Golf Course, Horton Smith, River Cut Golf Course, Battlefield Mall, Fantastic Caverns, Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, Wonders of Wildlife National Mueum and Aquarum, and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

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